Students Librada (Nicole) Montero, Brandon Saavedra, and Assistant Professor of English and Liberal Arts & Sciences Program Coordinator Dr. Ria Banerjee traveled to London this month as part of the Poetry Abroad experience. From July 6th to the 14th, the Guttman cohort studied at the T.S. Eliot International Summer School, participating in seminars and workshops, attending poetry readings, field trips, and diving deep into the works and life of the famous English poet.
Estel Arias, a second-year student majoring in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities track, has been selected to join the 13th cohort of the Kaplan Leadership Program Scholars. The program aids high-potential associate degree students to earn their bachelor’s degrees removing financial burdens and providing advising, transfer, and mentoring support.
The EDLAB of Maastricht University, the Netherlands’ newest institution of higher education, met with administrators, professional staff and faculty on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in a Guttman/Maastricht Innovation Exchange workshop to discuss best practices in innovative teaching and learning.
First-year student Britney Puma has been selected as a 2019 America Needs You Fellow. The America Needs You (ANY) Fellows Program is a highly competitive, intensive, two-year program for high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students. The program has four components: Intensive Career Development, One-on-One Mentorship, Robust Networks, and Holistic Support.
Guttman Professor Marla Sole along with student mentee Iliana Calderon and colleagues Professor Tashana Samuel and Student Success Advocate Laura Fritz gave a talk entitled “Building Resilience: Empower Students to Overcome Setbacks with a Growth Mindset” at the 2019 Annual EDxED NYC Professional Learning Conference, for Educators by Educators.
On June 7, Jose Hernandez Lozano, Human Services major, gave a presentation about his spring semester independent study project, Chicanos: Forgotten in NYC.
On June 5, Guttman faculty presented their research at the annual Faculty Research and Teaching Showcase. The event celebrated the accomplishments of Guttman’s teachers and allowed them to share their projects in teaching and scholarship with the College community. The Showcase aims to create opportunities for faculty to learn from one another to ultimately further student success.
Kristina Baines, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and Nate Mickelson, Assistant Professor of English, participated in the Pressing Public Issues Project for their Spring 2019 courses: Poetry and Public Life and Environmental Ethics. Spearheaded by a partnership among the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center, the Teaching and Learning Center, and the CUNY Humanities Alliance, Pressing Public Issues brought together a cohort of six artists and six faculty members to teach courses in various disciplines at four CUNY community colleges during the Spring 2019 semester. Each of the six projects, led by a pairing of a community college faculty member and a teaching artist, encouraged students to experiment through creative modes of research, expression, knowledge-production, and public scholarship.
Ayanna Dickinson, a Guttman Urban Studies major, was selected to join the 2019 cohort of the Pulitzer Center student fellows. Ayanna will travel to Ecuador in July with Global Guttman and will report on the conservation efforts in the Chocoan Rainforest.
Guttman Community College is proud to announce its Valedictorian, Parker Giovan, and Salutatorian, Farah Reynoso, for the 2019 graduating class. Parker and Farah epitomize hard work and passion for learning. They are both dedicated to pursuing careers that will help underrepresented voices be heard.